Summer Dip Recipe: Chuy's Creamy Jalapeno Cilantro Dip

 Looking for a dip that’s bursting with flavor and has just the right amount of kick? Chuy's Creamy Jalapeno Cilantro Dip is the perfect blend of creamy, tangy, and spicy. This dip is not only great for chips, but it also makes an amazing dressing for salads, tacos, and more. If you love the flavors of cilantro and jalapenos, then this versatile dip is going to become a staple in your kitchen.

What I love about this dip is how easy it is to make. With just a few simple ingredients and a food processor, you can whip up a dip that tastes like it came straight from a restaurant. The combination of sour cream, mayonnaise, and buttermilk creates a creamy base that's perfectly balanced with the freshness of cilantro and the heat from pickled jalapenos. Adding a splash of fresh lime juice and tomatillos (if you like) takes it to the next level.

Ready to make your own Chuy's Creamy Jalapeno Cilantro Dip? Follow the steps below and get ready to enjoy a dip that everyone will love. It’s perfect for your next party or just to have on hand for snacking!


- Food processor

- Mixing bowl set

- Measuring cups and spoons


- 3/4 cup sour cream

- 3/4 cup mayonnaise (or use 1 cup sour cream and 1/2 cup mayonnaise for less mayo)

- 1 packet (1 oz) dry ranch dip mix

- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

- 1/2 cup cilantro, tightly packed (add more for a fresher flavor)

- 3/4 cup pickled jalapenos (plus juice from the jar; you can add up to 1 cup depending on your heat preference)

- 1/2 cup buttermilk (add more if you want a thinner consistency)

- 2 tomatillos, optional

- 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice, optional


1. Mix the Base: In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the sour cream, mayonnaise, ranch dip packet, and garlic salt until well combined.

2. Blend the Greens: In a blender or food processor, puree the cilantro and pickled jalapenos with a bit of the pickling juice. If you're using tomatillos, blend them with the cilantro and jalapenos as well.

3. Combine: Add the cilantro-jalapeno puree to the mayo-sour cream mixture and stir until everything is well mixed.

4. Adjust Consistency: Stir in the buttermilk until you reach your desired consistency. If you like, add a splash of fresh lime juice for an extra zing.

5. Chill: Refrigerate the dip until you're ready to serve. Chilling it the flavors meld together beautifully.

Serve this delicious dip with your favorite chips, or use it as a dressing for salads and tacos. Enjoy the fresh and spicy flavors of Chuy's Creamy Jalapeno Cilantro Dip!